Kevin LaRoche is a partner in our Intellectual Property Group. He works nationally but is based in Ottawa. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Patent).
Mr. LaRoche has broad and substantial litigation experience, having acted as defence counsel in major criminal cases (from 1987 to 1992), counsel in insurance cases (from 1990 to 1994), and as a lead commercial litigator (from 1994 to 2000). Since 2000, Mr. LaRoche has focused on technology based and complex litigation, in fields such as oil and gas services, software, medical treatment technologies, cybersecurity and epidemiology / statistics. Much but not all of this work has been done in the context of patent and product liability cases.
Mr. LaRoche has argued trial level cases in the Federal Court, Ontario Superior Court, Ontario Divisional Court, and the Cour supérieure du Québec. He has appeared as well before the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared in commercial arbitrations, including pricing arbitrations, and before administrative tribunals, such as the National Energy Board.
Mr. LaRoche has also written extensively on commercial intellectual property issues, including intellectual property insurance and collateralization/securitization. He is a coeditor of "The Business of Innovation: Intellectual Property Transactions in Canada " to be published by Thomson / Carswell in 2016. Mr. LaRoche has attended the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.
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